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Justice Studies, B. of Applied Arts

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
Lethbridge, Canada
The Bachelor of Applied Arts in Justice Studies at Lethbridge College takes your career in the justice system full circle. The first two years of this four-year degree program are completed by taking either the Correctional Studies, Criminal Justice – Policing, or Child and Youth Care diploma or through an accepted transfer program.
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After completion of your diploma, you’ll take an additional two years to earn your Bachelor of Applied Arts in Justice Studies at Lethbridge College. In year three, your focus will be on current and emerging issues in justice. And for your final year, you’ll gain valuable first-hand experience of the career opportunities that await during a directed field study at a justice agency of your choice. When you’re finished, you’ll be more than prepared to make a difference in your justice career – you will be the difference.

Designed for individuals at any stage in their justice careers, all courses can be taken online or on campus, part-time or full-time to fit your busy schedule. And you can choose to complete your directed field study at your current justice organization or we can help you find a suitable placement. Making the most out of your challenging yet rewarding career has never been so convenient.

Career opportunities

When you graduate, you’ll have the academic and practical background to work in a variety of advanced positions, including:

  • supervisor or manager in justice organizations
  • probation officer
  • parole officer
  • addictions counsellor
  • child and youth care worker
  • case worker in provincial and federal justice organizations
  • program coordinator for at-risk youth
  • victims’ assistance advisor

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ethics in Justice
  • Intro to Research Methods in Justice
  • Social Justice
  • Critical Thinking
  • Orientation to DFS
  • Management in Justice Organizations
  • The Psychology of Criminal Behaviour

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • New third-year students, or transfer students with advance standing through completion of a related diploma, are accepted into the program in Fall (September) and Winter (January) terms for on-campus and online study.
  • Applicants with a related diploma/degree in a human service or justice related field such as child and youth care, law enforcement, addictions counselling, social work, criminology, or psychiatric nursing will also be admitted, and may be required to complete bridging courses in order to meet degree requirements.
  • Applicants with a diploma/degree require a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher to be accepted directly into the Bachelor of Applied Arts in Justice Studies.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13860 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13860 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    4620 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4620 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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  • Tuition for international students is assessed at three times that of domestic students.

Living costs for Lethbridge

  • 1200 - 1800 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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